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July 13, 2013 5:27:49 PM

Hello everyone, I've been building a system at home and have run into an odd issue that I cant seem to figure out. I really hope one of you can help me out as I'm stumped.

I've built my system with an Asrock X79 Extreme 4 motherboard, a Samsung SATA DVD burner, a Samsung 500GB SATA III SSD and I would like to install Windows 7 64bit on it. I'll provide a full component list below this post.

The computer boots up into UEFI BIOS just fine, while there I can browse connected hardware and see the DVD drive connected to a SATA III port (SATA3_A1 if you want to know the ports name). However when I go to boot from the Windows disc in th DVD drive I cant see it listed under boot options. So far I only have two, Boot Legacy or EFI compatible ROM. Neither of which do me any good. For some reason I cant seem to select the DVD drive as a boot location.

Any ideas how I can get windows up and running? Oh I almost forgot the BIOS version is P1.80

Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme4 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: CORSAIR 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMV8GX3M1A1600C11

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820

GPU: MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

HDD: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500KW 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Z 70SB150200000 5.1 Channels PCI Express (x1, x4 or x16) Interface Sound Card

ODD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224DB/BEBE - OEM

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit


Thanks for any help you guys are able to provide!

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July 13, 2013 5:44:06 PM
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With new efi bios there few ways to boot from DVD. The first is inside the bios on the main bottom of the page should be all of the of boot drives. All you need is drag the DVD drive to the left so it the first one. At boot most mb have a boot menu f11 or a key like that then select the DVD drive.
In the bios it going to be under advance tab...boot...then be line for hard drives then one for cd rom and then one that says boot order.
July 13, 2013 6:58:50 PM

smorizio said:
With new efi bios there few ways to boot from DVD. The first is inside the bios on the main bottom of the page should be all of the of boot drives. All you need is drag the DVD drive to the left so it the first one. At boot most mb have a boot menu f11 or a key like that then select the DVD drive.
In the bios it going to be under advance tab...boot...then be line for hard drives then one for cd rom and then one that says boot order.


Thanks for the tip, I didnt see an option for that at the bottom of the screen but I'll check again in the morning. Is there a way to set Legacy BIOS, with a simple boot priority list?

July 14, 2013 8:32:15 AM

Got it to work, turns out I just had to move the SSD and ODD to SATA3 ports 0 and 1 rather then A0 and A1. Thanks for the replys to this post
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